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  1. BSAVictor

    Alta Motors Announces the 2019 Redshift EXR

    How bout more of an "e-bicycle" with emergency fold-out pedals? I'm only sorta kidding....
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    Alta Motors Announces the 2019 Redshift EXR

    These overall opportunity spaces/dimensions look like a new "Wild West" to me--or analogous to the early automobile industry. A paradigm shift target for me would be more of a "bicycle-weight" (200 lbs. or less--think an advanced, fat-tire electric bike--maybe using carbon-fiber frame, etc.) vehicle with a minimum heavy-throttle range of 50 miles, maximum full re-charge time of 30 minutes, full front and rear suspensions, full "street" lighting/instrumentation, a cruising speed of 55-60mph. I'd use $10k-15k of my nest egg for such a bike, and with competitive inputs from world-wide sources and scrutiny/demands from us discerning customers--maybe my target specs would be greatly exceeded, at even lower pricing, even in the next 10 years. How 'bout it?
  3. BSAVictor

    Fuel Range

    Hmmmm.... I'm not familiar with all details on GPS miles-travelled measurement---does GPS account for "vertical distance travelled", not just "horizontal"?
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    Fuel Range

    That particular place was around Gorman approx. 4k-8k ft elevation; they're smaller species, not Grizzlies (extinct there), and they don't hang out waiting for you to see them. But I didn't like the nighttime/walking disadvantages I had--just in case one was desperately hungry/thinking I was endangering cubs/territory/etc. Kali also has some mountain lions in our southern and northern mountain areas. I figure that insert is maybe a filling level guide and/or maybe an "optimizer"/stop for the nozzle? I wouldn't remove it without for sure knowing its purpose and possible damage removal might do. Look up Japanese concept of "monozukuri".
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    Fuel Range

    I think they prolly meant 100-125 miles PER TANK, not PER GALLON?
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    Fuel Range

    With my 03s, stock pipe/jetting/sprockets, based on my Trailtech odo, worst I ever got was 44mpg (yeah, heavy throttle, gnarly conditions). As I understand it, starting a a certain model year, tank capy a bit less. Also, I try to make sure tank is full to the bottom of the filler neck, just in case I end up pushing the tank range. I only plan for max 90 miles, tho. Walking with gear on kinda sucks, especially when it's up and down mountainous parts with critters that might be hungry/ornery; been there/done that (had no odo then, and had different model dirtbike) well into nighttime, and had been ridin all day past juniper-berry-laden big/wide poops that could only have been left by bahrs (bears for you'uns in Cadiz).
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    Another year of testing.

    To me, BTR does more testing--and more-realistic testing---than any manufacturer!! Add in all that the other Big Boys contribute here---the benefits to all of us are incredible!!!
  8. BSAVictor

    Gas leak!

    Let us not forget the dreaded possible disintegration of the filter screen portion of the petcock/fuel tank valve assembly, particularly with the age of subject bike here---even more likely if bike was stored in high-heat and/or outdoor storage during its lifetime. Pieces of the screen can travel to the carb where they can keep the float valve from closing--thereby allowing rapid fuel loss. I discovered such a rapid fuel leak problem in just the wrong place---some 20+ miles from re-fuelling source! If you don't want to pay full freight on new fuel valve assembly, one perhaps lower-cost solution is to flush tank and fuel line, clean carb, remove damaged screen--and install in-line fuel filter; this solution, though, eliminates your "reserve" function of your fuel valve.
  9. BSAVictor

    Riding with RED MESA in BAJA

    Hmmmm, Chinese Mexican food!? In hand-made tortillas.... No two alike, just like the two CRFs in the food stand photo! !!!Tengo hambre!!!
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    Spanish/EU license plates bigger than those of U.S.? And no lighting requirement for the plate (or awkward wiring option?)? And/or that big structure to reduce mud debris from being thrown up on vehicles behind you?
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    Hmmmm, and also no rear brake pedal shown?
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    Fat front tire reminds me of Yamaha TW200's! Prolly would help in the kind of deep powdery sand I often ride in. Couldn't find weight stats, or the drive type---are the chain/belt/sprockets omitted in the photos for appearance's sake? Or is it some kind of compact shaft drive, or??? Maybe price would "come down" for us if they sell more of them and/or if Euro falls more against Dollar? That rear plate thingy looks so beefy like it'd have to be something more than a number plate holder----almost like a stand that could hold the bike standing up?!
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    Torque Wrench

    In my opinion, CrashLander nails it here. The way I see this importance playing out for working on my motorcycles and cars/SUVs is regarding the smaller, more delicate fasteners with torque specs. For example, if I have a fastener to tighten with a 5nm (or in-lbs equivalent) spec, and I have a torque wrench with a low range beginning at 5 nm, I'm worried about the accuracy of that 5nm setting. That's why I have a "certified" micro torque wrench that has served me well for years with smaller fasteners. I don't even remember the brand, it uses battery for read-out and signaling--I store battery outside it and load-test battery before using it in wrench each time; my experience is my anecdote, but it has worked well for me for years.
  14. Wonder if we can get that here south of you guys? Combo paint/primer saves time, work, and can resolve color-difference/coverage problems. We have all these VOCs. etc. restrictions....
  15. Or at least some manual/hand wire brushing, blow off, (me, I'd rusty-metal primer it next), then top coat with some variety of Rustoleum product. Spray products prolly reach "remote" areas better, huh?